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Cameroon – Chinese Laptops: Jacques Fame Ndongo specifies the conditions of eligibility

The Minister of Higher Education presided over Wednesday 12 April 2017 the meeting to assess the effectiveness of the donation of the President of the Republic Paul Biya.

Students waiting to receive the 500,000 computers promised by the President of the Republic of Cameroon Paul Biya, now know what to do to receive one. The Minister of Higher Education, who chairs the ad hoc project management committee of the e-national high education network project, led on Wednesday 12 April 2017 the evaluation meeting on the effectiveness of the Head of State’s donation of 500,000 Laptops to Cameroonian students. During the course of this year it was decided that the beneficiaries should first be enrolled in Cameroonian universities or private educational institutes for this academic year 2016-2017.

The process of making biometric lists of students eligible for the program of donation of computers by institutions of higher education will indeed allow the development of the national biometric file of students of this academic year. It is only then that the Minister of Higher Education announces that all regular and eligible students duly registered in this national biometric file will be beneficiaries of the announced donation of the Head of State, it is learned.

The latter decided in July 2016 to offer computers to Cameroon’s student youths. The cost of computers is 75 billion CFA francs. They will be manufactured by a Chinese company. As soon as the announcement of the “good” news was made, many people denounced a debt that would penalize the next generations of Cameroonians.

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